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The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) and its partners have developed a variety of hands-on STEM activities designed for use in museums and science centers.

Most of these hands-on STEM activities listed below can be done with materials you may already have in your home.


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Hands-on Activities and Resources
You Can Try at Home

A list of NISE Network activities that work well at home


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At-Home Activities collection on Howtosmile.org

This curated page will showcase newly cataloged and existing resources in the howtosmile.org library perfect for curious caregivers and learners in the home:

https://www.howtosmile.org/topics/athome

 

 


Viruses and Coronavirus videos and activities from NISE Network collaborators


More STEM hands-on activities from NISE Network collaborators


Earth Day resources

  • Earth Week takes place on the week around Earth Day (April 22nd) - explore resources and ways to host online and at-home Earth Day and Week activities and events.
    https://www.nisenet.org/earth50

NASA activities and resources


Apps

  • DIY (Do It Yourself) apps from the Lawrence Hall of Science help families learn about STEM topics. Each app contains easy to use, hands-on activities deigned for at home use, along with images, videos, and interactives. All activities use common materials and include step-by-step instructions and detailed explanations. Links below include iTunes download information and printable PDF versions of all app activities.
  • Other science apps from the Lawrence Hall of Science for iOS and Android

Videos


Citizen Science

Many of these projects can be done from home!


Museum Collections and Virtual Tours of Museums


For educators and scientists

  • Digital library: The nisenet.org website is an online digital library of educational products and tools designed for educators and scientists, as well as a source of professional development resources for those working in the field of informal science education.
    Search the digital library:  nisenet.org/search
  • Download digital kits: Kit materials are designed for use in museums and are also suitable for use in other informal learning settings such as afterschool programs, summer camps, libraries, scouting groups, community organizations, and university public outreach programs. Kit activities may also be adapted by educators for use in formal education K-12 classroom settings.
    Download kits: nisenet.org/kits


What is the NISE Network?

The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is a community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the United States.

 

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